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April 2019

Geelong Pride Film Festival – 2019

5 April @ 6:00 pm - 7 April @ 7:00 pm

The Geelong Pride Film Festival (formerly Geelong Queer Film Festival) 5-7 April 2019 is a brings contemporary and classic LGBTIQA+ themed films to Geelong for an inclusive film festival for the whole community. Our successful 2018 festival was a great community event which sold out. So save the dates and follow us on Facebook for updates. https://www.facebook.com/GeelongPrideFilm Confirmed sponsors and community supporters for 2019 include: Deakin University, City of Greater Geelong, Provincial Media, Piano Bar Geelong, The Pivotionian Cinema, Melbourne…

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The Gruffalo

6 April @ 12:00 pm - 1:00 pm

A CDP with Tall Stories production Based on the award-winning picture book by Julia Donaldson & Axel Scheffler A mouse took a stroll through the deep, dark wood … After sell-out seasons across the world, including London’s West End & Broadway, The Gruffalo returns to Australia! Join Mouse on a daring adventure through the deep, dark wood in this magical, musical adaptation of the classic picture book by Julia Donaldson and Axel Scheffler. Searching for hazelnuts, Mouse meets the cunning Fox, the…

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The Gruffalo 2

6 April @ 2:30 pm - 3:30 pm

A CDP with Tall Stories production Based on the award-winning picture book by Julia Donaldson & Axel Scheffler A mouse took a stroll through the deep, dark wood … After sell-out seasons across the world, including London’s West End & Broadway, The Gruffalo returns to Australia! Join Mouse on a daring adventure through the deep, dark wood in this magical, musical adaptation of the classic picture book by Julia Donaldson and Axel Scheffler. Searching for hazelnuts, Mouse meets the cunning Fox, the…

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Choir of Capella St. Crucis – Easter Concert

11 April @ 7:30 pm - 9:00 pm

Do not miss the opportunity to hear this award winning choir from Hannover, Germany as they present the music of J.S.Bach, Felix Mendelssohn Batholdy, Max Reger and James MacMillan in the magnificient acoustic of the Basilica of St. May of the Angels, Geelong. The sacred choral music in the a-cappella program of Capella St. Crucis for Passiontide, reflects the motto ‘Media Vita‘ (in the midst of our lives) in confronting the interwoven manifestation of life and death and the struggle…

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Geelong’s Best KID Busker 2019 – Applications now OPEN

13 April @ 12:00 pm - 18 April @ 3:00 pm

Geelong’s Best KID Busker Competition – 2019 Heats – Sat 13th Apr 2019, Mon 15th Apr 2019 Finals – Thu 18th Apr 2019 Time 12noon till 3-00pm Location: Little Malop St Central – between Yarra St and Moorabool St, Geelong CBD Free Event for all ages To be held in The Easter, School holidays in Litlle Malop St An event for local kids iand youths 5 to 16 years of age in The Geelong Bellarine and Surf Coast region to …

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Clever Living Seminar 2: Climate Proofing Your Home

16 April @ 6:30 pm - 8:30 pm

Is your house suffering from poor thermal performance, expensive to heat and cool and providing little natural protection during extreme weather events? Experts Glen Rodgers and Dan Cowdell will outline how zoning, insulation, DIY draft sealing, window shading and secondary glazing, combined with energy efficient appliances for heating and cooling and on-site renewable energy generation, are all part of the climate proofing solution for your home.

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TWO

16 April @ 7:30 pm - 9:00 pm

Arts on Tour presents TWO Jim Cartwright’s timeless comedy TWO introduces fourteen colourful characters, all skilfully played by Brian Meegan and Kate Raison. Set in the local pub, you’ll meet all the regulars, a misfit crowd of eccentric and hilarious individuals. There’s Moth, who loves Maud (and every other woman) fervently; Mrs Iger, with her passion for quiet, strong men; possessive Roy, jealous of anybody who looks at Lesley (even the darts players); Alice and Fred and their Elvis obsession; and the…

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‘Our Ned’ – First Librarian of the Geelong Public Library

23 April @ 6:30 pm - 7:30 pm

As part of the 2019 Australian Heritage Festival, ‘meet’ the first Librarian of the Geelong Public Library, Mr Edward Purdue (played by Ben Mitchell from Geelong Repertory Theatre Company). In this theatrically-inspired presentation, Dr Coralie Jenkin presents the story of the rather rascally ‘Our Ned’, who in 1878 absconded with Geelong Library funds, abandoning his wife in the process. Join us for an exposé of one of Geelong’s most colourful public characters.

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‘SIMPLE, STRONG and STRIKING’ Watercolour painting weekend workshops

27 April - 28 April

  Geelong Art Society presents two days of watercolour workshops with Tony White  on Saturday 27 April (10.00 am to 4.00 pm) and Sunday 28 April (9.30 am to 3.30 pm). You are welcome to book one or both days.  $120 per day ($100 for GAS members) payable in advance to the Society. Tony’s workshops are designed to take the edge off the often daunting world of watercolour painting.  Simply focusing on tone, composition and above all FUN. We will…

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Anya Anastasia’s The Executioners

27 April @ 8:00 pm - 10:00 pm

Anya Anastasia’s The Executioners Award-winning musical-comedy maverick Anya Anastasia returns  –  the Tort-e-Morte and Rogue Romantic superstar is back !!! this time she brandishes her razor-sharp satirical wit, gleefully attacking and dismembering perils of the modern world. Alongside musical partner-in-crime Gareth Chin, she stalks the 21st century landscape: a singing, smart-phone-wielding, Gaga-esque vision in white spandex and stacked heels. The Executioners is digitally enhanced millennial neo-cabaret cutting right to the (funny) bone. And yes, there is a fight scene. Winner:…

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Andrea Goldsmith – Invented Lives

29 April @ 6:30 pm - 7:30 pm

In the mid 1980s, 24 year old Galina Kogan leaves Leningrad – forbidden ever to return. As a Jew, she’s inherited several generations’ worth of Russia’s chronic anti-Semitism. As a Soviet citizen, she is unprepared for Australia and its easygoing ways. Andrea Goldsmith’s first novel, Gracious Living, was published in 1989. This was followed by Modern Interiors, Facing the Music, Under the Knife, and The Prosperous Thief, which was shortlisted for the 2003 Miles Franklin Literary Award. Reunion was published…

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Lindsay Tanner – Comeback

30 April @ 6:30 pm - 7:30 pm

President of the Essendon Football Club and former politician Lindsay Tanner held the seat of Melbourne from 1993 to 2010 and is the author of several books, including Politics with Purpose and Slideshow. His latest crime fiction work, Comeback, is the sequel to Comfort Zone in the Jack van Duyn series, set in gritty inner city Melbourne and the world of crooked property developers, angry unionists and the homelessness crisis. Join Lindsay to discuss politics, football and the precarious existence…

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May 2019

Michael Carr-Gregg & Flip Shelton – Smart Snacks

2 May @ 6:30 pm - 7:30 pm

Don’t underestimate the power of snacks! When it comes to kids’ mood, energy, focus and success at school, one of the most influential factors is diet. Join parenting expert and one of Australia’s highest profile psychologists and author of 11 books, Dr Michael Carr-Gregg, along with writer, presenter, broadcaster and all-round foodie, Flip Shelton, in this discussion of the surprising effects that food choices can have on our children’s health and well-being.

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Geelong After Dark

3 May @ 6:00 pm - 10:00 pm

As darkness falls, the Geelong Library & Heritage Centre rises! This year’s annual Geelong After Dark adventures include a number of unusual, interactive performances and installations at the library. One such treat will be Boombox Requests – for one night only get on your leg warmers and go totally 80s! Or join the musical comedy troupe ‘Impromptunes’ who will bring a mischievous mix of improv and musical theatre. See you when the sun goes down…

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CREATORS & CRAFT MARKET – BANNOCKBURN

5 May @ 10:00 am - 2:00 pm

The Bannockburn Creators & Craft market, is for local and surrounding creators and designers, to show and sell their artistic products. From professional artists to backyard gran-mas with beautiful knit wear, the Golden Plains Shire, shows off its artistic and individual flare. With 3 markets annually, it’s a great opportunity to buy that special and unique gift for Mum, Dad or Christmas. It will be held at the Lions Club Parkland, 1 Geelong Road, Bannockburn, from 10.00am to 2.00pm. Plenty of free surrounding…

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Lou Harvey-Zahra – Creative Discipline for Happy Toddlers and Children

7 May - 9 May

International parenting author Lou Harvey-Zahra presents practical ideas to transform tears and tantrums into smiles. Hear expert tips on establishing family values for positive behaviour and increased harmony in the home. Lou is the author of the best-selling Happy Child, Happy Home and Creative Discipline, Connected Family. Multiple sessions are taking place across the region: FOR PARENTS OF CHILDREN AGED 0-6 Tuesday 7 May Belmont 2:00-3:00pm Lara 6:30-7:30pm Wednesday 8 May Newcomb 4:00-5:00pm Waurn Ponds 6:30-7:30pm Thursday 9 May Corio…

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Lights, Camera, Geelong

7 May @ 10:30 am - 12:30 pm

Lights, Camera, Geelong Shirley Power and Colin Mockett have won reputations in many fields, not least for compiling vintage clips of old Geelong, explaining their context with the benefit of hindsight. Take a nostalgic stroll back along memory lane Tickets can be booked at any of our Customer Service Centres or purchased over the phone by credit card. The Box Office will also be open one hour before the scheduled performance. Contact Lisa Harvey or Rob MacLeod Email: *protected email* Phone: 03 5251 1998…

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Caruso to Carreras – The Great Tenors

8 May @ 11:00 am - 12:20 pm

The stories of the world’s greatest tenors and their leading ladies come to life in Caruso to Carreras. Leading Australian tenor Roy Best will perform classic hits of Enrico Caruso and José Carreras as well as many other beloved tenors including Pavarotti, Bocelli, Lanza and Domingo. Every tenor has a leading lady, and in Caruso to Carreras versatile Australian soprano Alison Jones sings all the wonderful solos and duets. Concert virtuoso Len Vorster will be at the piano; while compere…

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Natasha Lester – The French Photographer

9 May @ 6:30 pm - 7:30 pm

Inspired by the incredible true story of Lee Miller, Vogue model turned one of the first female war photojournalists, is this new novel by the best-selling Australian author of The Paris Seamstress. Natasha is the author of six novels of dynastic fiction – about strong women succeeding in a man’s world – be it obstetrics, cosmetics, fashion or journalism.

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Fiona Lowe – Home Fires

11 May @ 2:00 pm - 3:00 pm

Award-winning Australian author Fiona Lowe’s latest novel beautifully captures the grief caused by bushfires, as well as the hope and sense of community that rises from the ashes. When a lethal bushfire tears through Myrtle in the breathtaking Otway Ranges, the town’s buildings and the lives of the residents are left as smouldering ash. Join Fiona as she examines themes from her novel such as women supporting women, developing emotional strength in rural communities and the role of community in…

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Yummy Deluxe

18 May @ 8:00 pm - 10:00 pm

Yummy Deluxe After touring the globe, the legendary cabaret is here! Join the ever fabulous and award-winning ensemble as they take you on the most delicious and unpredictable ride of your life. Yummy Deluxe is a mix of new acts and yummy favourites with some electric new cast members. Winners of “Best Production” and “Best Ensemble” (Cabaret) at the 2018 Green Room Awards, Yummy has become synonymous with breath-taking drag, dance, circus, and burlesque. Come and join the stars of Yummy…

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Jocelyn Moorhouse – Unconditional Love

22 May @ 6:30 pm - 7:30 pm

Award-winning screenplay writer and film director, Jocelyn Moorhouse has directed numerous films including Proof, How to Make an American Quilt, A Thousand Acres and The Dressmaker. She has also produced two of her husband’s, director P.J. Hogan’s films, Muriel’s Wedding and Mental. Join Jocelyn as she shares stories about movies, motherhood and raising children with autism; her love of film; as well as what she and her family have learned, and offering hope to others.

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Melbourne International Comedy Festival

22 May @ 8:00 pm - 10:15 pm

Melbourne International Comedy Festival Looking for a laugh? The Melbourne International Comedy Festival Roadshow is coming to town Forget I-Spy, spotto and stale servo snacks, this road trip is jam-packed with a crew of fantastically funny comedians, specially selected to bring the fun of the festival to towns and cities around the nation. For 20 years the Melbourne International Comedy Festival has been touring far and wide, bringing giggles, guffaws and good times to Australia and further afield. Whether you’re…

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Meg & Tom Keneally – The Ink Stain

23 May @ 6:30 pm - 7:30 pm

Join one of Australia’s best loved authors Tom Keneally AO and daughter Meg as they discuss their latest collaboration, book four of The Monsarrat Series, The Ink Stain. Soon to be made into a TV series, the series is set in colonial Australia in the convict locations of Port Macquarie, Parramatta and Macquarie Island. The latest, The Ink Stain, is set in colonial Sydney where nothing gets done unless land, sly grog or shares are provided on the side. The…

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Melbourne International Comedy Festival Roadshow

25 May @ 8:00 pm - 10:15 pm

Melbourne International Comedy Festival Looking for a laugh? The Melbourne International Comedy Festival Roadshow is coming to town Forget I-Spy, spotto and stale servo snacks, this road trip is jam-packed with a crew of fantastically funny comedians, specially selected to bring the fun of the festival to towns and cities around the nation. For 20 years the Melbourne International Comedy Festival has been touring far and wide, bringing giggles, guffaws and good times to Australia and further afield. Whether you’re…

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Clever Living Seminar 3: Going Out Green: Planning a Sustainable Funeral

28 May @ 6:30 pm - 8:30 pm

For many of us, living sustainably is a lifelong occupation. But can that extend to the end of our lives, and our funeral planning? In this seminar, renowned community educator Libby Moloney looks at natural and sustainable funeral planning choices, from home-based death and family led (DIY) funerals, to your rights and responsibilities under the law.

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Nadia Wheatley – Her Mother’s Daughter: A Memoir

30 May @ 6:30 pm - 7:30 pm

Nadia Wheatley’s biography The Life and Myth of Charmian Clift was The Age Book of the Year (Non-Fiction) and is the only biography to have won the Australian History Prize, NSW Premier’s History Awards. Born in Australia in 1949, Nadia grew up caught in the parental crossfire between an independent woman and a controlling man. After her mother’s death, she began writing the stories her mother had told her of her childhood and her life. Some fifty years later, the…

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Alice In Wonderland – Ballet

31 May @ 7:00 pm - 9:00 pm

Alice In Wonderland – Ballet Melbourne City Ballet are back with a new Ballet by two of Australia’s leading choreographers, Melbourne City Ballet’s Michael Pappalardo (Artistic Director) and Brendan Bradshaw (Artistic Associate), collaborate to pay homage to Lewis Carroll and his work, Alice In Wonderland. This enchanting ballet is complimented by Tchaikovsky’s arrangement. Join the White Rabbit, Queen of Hearts and the Mad Hatter as Alice ventures through Wonderland. This new ballet is perfect for all ages, and is a…

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June 2019

Dreamer in the Deep – World Environment Day

5 June @ 1:30 pm - 2:15 pm

Dreamer in the Deep – World Environment Day Dreamer is an adorable comic, puppet character who combines the qualities of a cautious adventurer with those of an amateur scientist. This show combines black-light and other puppetry techniques to create spectacular images and adventures beneath the ocean’s surface. Dreamer’s bedroom metamorphoses into an ocean-going yacht in a harbour. Guided by sea creatures, Dreamer sails out into the ocean. Reminiscent of Jacques Cousteau’s boat ‘Calypso’, Dreamer’s yacht produces everything from diving suits…

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Trio Anima Mundi- The Kapellmeisters

16 June @ 3:00 pm - 4:30 pm

Join Trio Anima Mundi for the second concert in its 2019 Concert Series, featuring works by Haydn and Reissiger. International award-winning Trio Anima Mundi is one of Australia’s best-known chamber groups. Since their foundation in 2008. it has become renowned for its ‘Piano Trio Archaeology’ – the unearthing and performing forgotten works – and presenting these ‘findings’ alongside masterpieces of the piano trio genre and freshly-minted contemporary compositions. Presenting the second concert of their 2019 Concert Series, Concert 2 features…

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